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Windows 7: Latest Malicious Software Removal Tool not installing


14 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 
Latest Malicious Software Removal Tool not installing

Yesterday morning, I saw that Microsoft had released several updates (I forgot about Patch Tuesday this week). There were twenty important updates available, nineteen of which were ticked. The twentieth was a recommended Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 update from the end of November that I'd never thought to install. I let the nineteen new updates install themselves when I switched my PC off before stepping out for a bit. However, only eighteen updates were installed. When I came back in the afternoon, I saw that the update that wasn't installed was this month's malware removal tool.

I tried installing it again, but I also decided to install the recommended .NET Framework update. The update process got stuck on the latter update, and I couldn't stop the installation, so I restarted my PC (through the Start menu, that is, not by holding down the power button until it switched off them switching it on again). It continued to install the updates. I looked at the update history and saw that the .NET Framework update was installed successfully, and that the malware removal tool was cancelled.

This morning, three more updates were installed - a definition update for Windows Defender, and two security updates for the .NET Framework. Again, the malware removal tool wasn't installed.

Right now, it is the only important update available, and it's ticked. I appreciate any help you can provide.


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14 Feb 2014   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try option two:
Windows Update - Reset
Then check for updates again.

You can also run this:
Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [November 2013] from Official Microsoft Download Center
It might look like it hangs up, but let it run overnight - if need be.
Set the computer not to sleep.
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14 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I decided to try installing it on its own through Windows Update, and it seems to have worked. It's listed as successful in the update history, and it's not showing up in the list of available updates anymore. Is there anything else I should do, or should I consider the problem solved and keep an eye out next month when Patch Tuesday comes around again?
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14 Feb 2014   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I would say that the problem eventually solved itself :-(

It could have been that the old one from November was replaced by one of the ones that came out this week.
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15 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Thanks for your help, even if the problem fixed itself in the end.
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15 Feb 2014   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You are welcome :-)
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